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Free Support Groups for Parents of Newborns

Offered by the Center for Early Relationship Support®all parents with a baby (or babies) under the age of one are invited to attend our FREE new parent support groups.

Our new parents groups (formerly known as "new moms groups") provide safe and nurturing spaces for mothers and/or fathers with their babies to give and receive support, ask questions, and begin building a parent community. 

Since 1989, our new parents groups and services have been empowering parents to find what works best for them and for their babies. All CERS support groups and services are non-sectarian and open to all parents in the community. Please let us know if you require any accommodations to participate. Registration is not necessary; please come when you can. 

Allston/Brighton New Parents Group 

(Portuguese and Spanish speaking group)
Fridays, 10:30 a.m. - noon No meetings on 11/29 and 12/27 
St. Anthony's Church
43 Holton Street
For more information, call Jacqueline Caceres at 781-693-5022.

Arlington New Parents Group 

Fridays, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. No meetings on 11/29 and 12/27 
Calvary United Methodist Church
300 Massachusetts Avenue
There are 3 floors in the building. If you use the elevator, push the button for the first floor, not the second. If you are not using the elevator, enter the door facing Linwood Street and proceed straight down the hall and through the double doors.  We are in the large room on the right.

Brookline New Parents Group 

Tuesdays, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. No meeting on 12/31 
Temple Ohabei Shalom
1187 Beacon Street
Temple Ohabei Shalom has two entrances (office entrance on Beacon Street and the preschool entrance on Marshall Street). Please enter via the office entrance on Beacon Street. Ring the bell, announce that you are coming to the New Moms group, and you will be buzzed into the building. The group is held in the library.

Cambridge New Parents Group 

Thursdays, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. No meetings on 11/28 and 12/26 
Congregation Eitz Chayim
134-136 Magazine Street

Dorchester New Parents Group 

Tuesdays, 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. No meetings on 12/24 and 12/31 
Epiphany ELC
230 Centre Street
For more information, contact Jen Roberts at 781-434-9544. 

Jamaica Plain New Parents Group 

Wednesdays, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. No meetings on 11/27, 12/25, and 1/1
Jamaica Plain Branch of the Boston Public Library - Community Room 
30 South Street

Medford New Parents Group 

Tuesdays, 12:30 - 2:00 p.m. 
Medford Family Network (at Medford High School)
489 Winthrop Street
Come straight up the driveway toward Medford High School. At the left hand corner of the building is a fenced-in children's play area. The Medford Family Network is right there (the only purple door in the building) with a large round sign with the MFN logo and name. You can park anywhere across the street (one long row of parking spaces). There is a ramp up to the door for strollers, and a doorbell to gain entrance.

Melrose New Parents Group 

Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. - noon. No meetings on 11/27, 12/25, 1/1
Temple Beth Shalom
21 E. Foster Street

Newton Twins and More Group 

Parents of Twins, Triplets, and More: Come share the unique experiences of parenting more than one baby.
Tuesdays, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m. This group is currently on hiatus. 
Eliot Church
474 Centre Street
For more information, please contact Diane Gardner at dgardner@jfcsboston.org or 781-693-1351.

Peabody New Parents Group

Wednesdays, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. No meeting on 11/27
Chelsea Jewish Lifecare (Tanzer Room)
240 Lynnfield Street 

Sharon New Parents Group 
Fridays, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Temple Israel of Sharon
125 Pond Street

Waltham New Parents Group 
(Portuguese and Spanish speaking group) 
Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. - noon No meeting on 12/23
Temple Beth Israel (Behind Hannaford Supermarket)
25 Harvard Street
For more information, call Jacqueline Caceres at 781-693-5022.

Postpartum Depression Support Group: “This Isn’t What I Expected” 

For mothers suffering from postpartum depression or anxiety.
Tuesdays, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. No meeting on 12/24
JF&CS Headquarters
1430 Main Street
For more information, please contact Debbie Whitehill at dwhitehill@jfcsboston.org or 781-647-JFCS (5327) x1925.

Watertown New Parents Group 

Fridays, 9:15 - 10:45 a.m.  
Watertown Family Center No meetings on 11/29 and 12/27
Phillips School
30 Common Street



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